X'Canche Cenote
X'Canche Cenote
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Matt01
Vevey, Switzerland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Excellent moment!
Do not hesitate to jump in, the water is at the perfect temperature. There are also few games and platforms you can use to hang/ jump. A person is there 24/24h to watch out If something happens.
Careful at the stairs tho, very steep and not really fixed.
I advise to go there in the morning, around 10am, to be “alone”.
Go and visit it!
Enjoy.
Written 29 March 2024
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Luu Jung
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A few details how to go there, especially if you're NOT visiting the site of Ek Balam:
(how to go best to Ek Balam can you read in another review I wrote for Ek Balam)
You have to go through the entry of the site of Ek Balam, a ticket to Ek Balam ist NOT required for the cenote! After a few souvenir shops you arrive at a BIG sign that says 'cenote', go this way and you almost can't miss the ONLY OFFICIAL ticket sell for the cenotes next to this sign. You pay 170 pesos per person, which INCLUDES A BIKE! (otherwise you can take a taxi waiting at the ticket sell for the cenote) It's about 2km, we really enjoyed the 10 minute bike ride, and of course you go back by bike as well.

THE CENOTE:
They provide changing rooms, showers, toilets and hammocks.
The cenote itself is AMAZING! A magical place, especially if you arrive there before lunch, so there are only a handful of people. (almost everyone goes by bike, but you can go by your own car as well, there is a parking lot provided.)
Very friendly stuff explains everything to you in english.
There are ropes for free to swing into the cenote, which we really enjoyed!
Lifevest are not mandatory, but available, as well as floating hoops - a lifeguard is there to make sure everybody is safe. There are a lot of little cat fish that aren't even shy - a great place to calm down and enjoy the nature.
DON'T MISS THIS!
Written 20 January 2024
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Akkers1
London, UK1,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I had never heard of cenotes before and wow what a first one to go to.
It was a really nice experience swimming there after our trip round Ek Balam and it was very magical in its way.
I highly recommend a visit / swim.
Written 12 December 2023
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RudySzymon
Chicago, IL1,265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Because the water level is much lower than the surface above the cenotes it allows for multiple heights platform for jumping into water. There is also a zip-line allowing to jump in the middle of this large cenote. Crystal clear water.
Written 3 December 2023
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Jeffrey W
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A good place for a cool swim on a hot day but nothing to get too excited about. It’s overpriced at 170 pesos but at least you’re not forced to wear a life jacket like some other cenotés. I wouldn’t go there again and wouldn’t recommend it to others.
Written 24 June 2023
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Anne-francoise r
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Really nice spot after visiting ek balam with not only the ce note itself but also a resting spot to relax. Kids had fun jumping in water
Written 1 May 2023
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ndantonio
New York City, NY228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This might be my favorite Cenote yet. After climbing up the ruins at Ek Balaam this was a welcome reprieve. Like many Cenotes, you don't always know what they'll really be like or if it'll be crowded. On a Sunday afternoon, it was very laid back with mostly Mexican visitors having fun friends & family time together. The life preservers were in great condition. The cenote has two entry points with stairs leading down and a few levels of jumping platforms. I liked being able to walk around behind the waterfall and the long roots coming down from the mother tree. There was also a hanging foot bridge along one wall that added to the sense of adventure. They also had inner tubes to float around in. It was so refreshing to swim underneath the waterfall. Upstairs was a hammock area for resting after your big swim. I liked that it was very laid back and casual with no tour groups.
Written 30 March 2023
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vandordia
Budapest, Hungary190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The cenote is nice, however we have sour feelings…
When we turned on the road toward the cenote and Ek-Balam, a group of people stopped us. They forced us to register, we had to pay 700 pesos/each just for the cenote and zip line. We had to pay 100 pesos for the parking. We had our suspicions but obeyed. A huge surprise came by, the cenote cost 130 pesos/person. The zip line was 100 peso/ ride. We went to the reception, we had a huge luck, we got our refund. So, I advise you not get fooled! ;)
Written 28 February 2023
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Enna Re
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We decided to go for a dip in the cenote after walking around ek balam. It’s 2km from the entrance to the ruins. You can rent bicycles or take a taxi but we walked and it was super easy and quick.

Tickets were 170 pesos per person. It was absolutely beautiful. The cenote had amazing trees with big roots hanging down, a great wood walkway that goes all around and a rope swing. They do not require you to wear a life jacket but they do offer them free of charge for those who want one. Like other cenotes, you are required to shower if you want to swim in order to help protect the ecosystem.

There is a restaurant on site but we didn’t eat there. There were also a few vendors selling drinks and fresh coconuts along the walk to and from.

Definitely recommend!
Written 7 January 2023
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Debra G
Kalamazoo, MI69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
From the Shaman blessing to the rappelling into the Cenote, it was the perfect experience! So scary but so rewarding and highly recommend this in addition to visiting Ek Balam.
Written 19 September 2022
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